skip to content
Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology

Author: Jeanette Kennett
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2007, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Distinctions between recklessness, weakness of will, and compulsion have been the targets of much philosophical attack. Beginning with the problem of weakness of will, this volume builds an admirably comprehensive and integrated account of moral agency that highly regards the capacity for self-control. It addresses with clarity a range of important topics-such as the nature of valuing and desiring, conceptions of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Kennett
ISBN: 9780199266302 0199266301
OCLC Number: 787858609
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Monash University, early 1990s.
Description: viii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Moral Psychology and Common Sense --
2. Classical Theories of Reasons and Motivations --
3. Humean Accounts of Reason and Motivation: Davidson and Decision Theory --
4. Wanting and Valuing --
5. A Taxonomy of Agent-Control --
6. Moral Failures and Moral Responsibility: Recklessness, Weakness, Compulsion --
7. Moral Failure and Moral Responsibility: The Problem of Evildoers --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jeanette Kennett.

Abstract:

Taking the problem of weakness of will as her starting point, Jeanette Kennett builds a comprehensive and integrated account of moral agency which gives a central place to the capacity for  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Jeanette Kennett has written a nicely balanced, informative and well-argued book on contemporary thought about agency and responsibility.... There are several points where the author's warmth and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/787858609> # Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "787858609" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Topic/will> ; # Will
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/170.19/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Topic/ethics> ; # Ethics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Topic/self_control> ; # Self-control
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Person/kennett_jeanette> ; # Jeanette Kennett
   schema:datePublished "2007" ;
   schema:description "1. Introduction: Moral Psychology and Common Sense -- 2. Classical Theories of Reasons and Motivations -- 3. Humean Accounts of Reason and Motivation: Davidson and Decision Theory -- 4. Wanting and Valuing -- 5. A Taxonomy of Agent-Control -- 6. Moral Failures and Moral Responsibility: Recklessness, Weakness, Compulsion -- 7. Moral Failure and Moral Responsibility: The Problem of Evildoers -- Bibliography -- Index."@en ;
   schema:description ""Distinctions between recklessness, weakness of will, and compulsion have been the targets of much philosophical attack. Beginning with the problem of weakness of will, this volume builds an admirably comprehensive and integrated account of moral agency that highly regards the capacity for self-control. It addresses with clarity a range of important topics-such as the nature of valuing and desiring, conceptions of virtue, moral conflict, and the varieties of recklessness-making this work especially important to those interested in philosophy, psychology, law, and moral and legal responsibility in general."--Publisher's description."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/837059045> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology"@en ;
   schema:productID "787858609" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/787858609#PublicationEvent/oxford_clarendon_press_2007_2001> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Agent/clarendon_press> ; # Clarendon Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199266302> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/787858609> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Agent/clarendon_press> # Clarendon Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Clarendon Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/837059045#Person/kennett_jeanette> # Jeanette Kennett
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Kennett" ;
   schema:givenName "Jeanette" ;
   schema:name "Jeanette Kennett" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199266302>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199266301" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199266302" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.